2008-04-17 / News

Learn about falconry at talk

Rhode Island master falconer Jim Gwiazdzinski will be coming to the Boesch Farm to educate and entertain raptor enthusiasts on Saturday, April 26.

Gwiazdzinski will give a presentation that explains the ancient art of falconry. He'll explain just what falconers do and how to become a master falconer. Workshop participants will have the unique opportunity of viewing one Gwiazdzinski's raptors up close.

In addition, wildlife rehabilitators John and Vivian Maxson from Born to Be Wild Nature Center will present a program called "The Wonderful World of Wildlife Rehabilitation." This program introduces children and adults to the basics of rehabilitation and highlights some of the more interesting cases they have been involved with over the years. Since 1998, they have cared for over 600 injured and orphaned wildlife, with the goal of returning them back to their natural habitats. Several raptors will be shown at this event.

Both programs will begin at 11 a.m. at the Boesch Farm, located at 830 South Rd. in East Greenwich. The fee is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Pre-registration is required as this popular event will fill up quickly. To sign up for any program, email Trish at LedgeLearn- ing@hotmail.com.

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